Putney Pantry is a friendly neighbourhood cafe found on the grounds of St Mary’s Church, a landmark of the local area, with parts of the building dating all the way back to the mid 15th century.
In sunny weather, guests can sit on a smattering of outdoor tables by the entrance to the cafe, while inside, Putney Pantry’s dining room is a warm and calming space, with plenty of natural light provided by floor to ceiling glass windows and a menu written up in chalk on blackboards.
Putney Pantry opens daily for breakfast and lunch and the kitchen here is headed up by chef patron Issa Cissokho, who has more than 20 years of culinary experience under his belt. The extensive menu covers everything from homemade cakes and fresh juices through to sandwiches, salads and filling main courses.
If you are visiting first thing, you can tuck into classic breakfast dishes such as scrambled eggs on toast topped with Scottish Smoked salmon, bacon or sausage or instead opt for sweet treats including American-style pancakes crowned with maple syrup and caramelised banana. If you prefer a lie-in though, there’s no need to worry, as the breakfast menu at Putney Pantry is served all day.
At lunchtime, guests can enjoy a selection of filled sandwiches served with salad on the side - think grilled chicken with garlic mayonnaise or a BLT. Diners looking for something a little more substantial can instead opt for house omelette with salad, a jacket potato topped with cheese and beans, or the tart of the day paired with salad and sauteed potatoes. There are also daily-changing meat, fish and vegetarian main courses, so make sure to ask your server about them too.
Finish up by indulging in a sweet treat (or two) from Putney Pantry’s well-stocked counter of homemade cakes.